browser plugin for firefox on windows

Peter Koellner peter at
Fri Dec 23 13:21:59 UTC 2016

On Fri, 23 Dec 2016, Jiri Vanek wrote:

> On 12/22/2016 05:10 PM, Peter Koellner wrote:
>> Hi!
>> How do I use OpenJDK8u 32bit with firefox on windows? I have tried 
>> registering the jre with the
> Badly. But depends on your usecases.
> Generally - java plugin is dead. Deal with it. Me, as itw developer is sad, 
> but me ITW maintainer is happy. And me as web user is double happy.
> So why do you wont to dig it out of grave?

Because we have a third-party application using an applet we don't control that we have to keep 
alive for some time for our customers. To that end, we want to keep a 'sane' installation of that zombie
in a controlled environment, and to that end we need to do some minor changes to the
system environment that java feeds to the applet as long as necessary. It is an essential tool
for our customers.

> ITW was never supported on windows. There is fork of ITW for windows (have 
> also Windows plugin) which I.m aware it exists, but I never seen it. it is 
> created by local guy Jacob (cced).

Yeah, saw the sources.

> javaws part of ITW, although not supported on windows, is known to work on 
> windows. (Jacob tested it and send many patches to enhance compatibility). 
> There is no real reason javaws shoudl not run on your machine.
> As addition ITW's javws have nice feature - javaws --html somePage - It can 
> run applets on this page without browser. But by general concept (you can not 
> do browser app was designed  without browser, right?) its powers are limited. 
> Still it will be soon the only way how to run legacy appelts (once browsers 
> finally cut off npapi)

Well, we are dealing with a government entitiy here, so you can count on that applet 
to probably outlive us all ;-)

I'll have to see if we find a different solution then, thanks for the reply.

peter kollner <peter at>

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